There was a time when 330 2+2s were the entry-level Ferrari. Now they are too expensive to be donor cars or parts cars
Reporters anxiously awaited the unveiling of the new Formula One car at the annual Ferrari press conference in 1964, but Enzo had a surprise up his sleeve. It was here that he first introduced with great fanfare the commuter’s Ferrari-a car that could stand the daily stop-and-go grind, yet pack a full load of excitement on the right kind of road. Penned by Pininfarina, this stylistically breakaway Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 supplanted traditionally aggressive looks with more graceful features.
The Series II Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 offered here is finished in its original factory silver coachwork with original black leather upholstery and red carpets. Never having required restoration, s/n 8601 is presented in good all-around original condition and wears its age well.
Recent maintenance work includes rechroming of the front and rear bumpers, a new stainless steel exhaust, a full check of all electrics, a front and rear brake overhaul, overhaul of the clutch hydraulics, wheel alignments, new air and oil filters, distributor overhaul, and much more.
Mechanically, the car would seem to be in excellent order, its doors closing with the ease that is associated with an unrestored car. It is rare to find a 1960s classic in such original condition, and this Series II single-headlight example will make a very stylish and practical 12-cylinder road-going Ferrari that is as useful for everyday transport as it is a high-speed weekend express.